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Author: Mayor Walter Sendzik

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik condemning acts of harassment, vandalism at homes of public officials

It is disturbing to see the continued harassment, and criminal acts, directed towards public officials at their private places of residence. The recent vandalism committed at the home of Coun. Karrie Porter represents not only a hateful and unacceptable act, but one that is illegal. This, along with a small group targeting the private home […]

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

While an in-person event was still not possible this year, the long-standing holiday tradition of the Civic Christmas Carol Concert continues. The 31st Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert will return this week through a broadcast on YourTV Niagara, prerecorded for the second year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While residents were once again unable […]

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Dec. 8, 2020 – Tonight was a great night for the City St. Catharines and our Council, as we made a historic decision to pledge our support to one single, integrated transit commission to serve all of Niagara. Thank you to the St. Catharines Councillors who supported this progressive decision to enhance transit across our […]

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

With an aim of increasing affordable housing stock in the City, Council has approved the sale of City-owned land at 320 Geneva Street. On Monday, Council approved the sale of roughly 3.8 acres previously occupied by the City’s Community, Recreation and Culture Services administration building, provided it is used in part for affordable and social […]

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

St. Catharines joins campaign focusing on youth overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day

The City of St. Catharines is joining a local campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness, break the stigma, and taking action to help young people struggling with addiction and overdose. The flags at City Hall have been lowered to remember community members who have tragically lost their lives to overdose and purple […]

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

The St. Catharines delegation at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference has concluded a record number of meetings with provincial ministers and officials to help move the City’s priorities forward. The AMO conference was held virtually for the second year in a row with a focus on the impacts and opportunities from […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People to Canada. The City of St. Catharines and Niagara region is the traditional home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. The land is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue […]

City unveils first Pride Crosswalk as commitment to inclusivity and diversity continues

As Pride Month celebrations get underway the City of St. Catharines is celebrating the installation of its first Pride Crosswalk, recognizing the community’s diversity and the importance of continued efforts toward inclusion. The crosswalk was installed last week at the St. Paul Street pedestrian crossover located in front of the FirstOntario PAC, with a design […]

Niagara mayors call on province for clearly defined re-opening plan

Niagara mayors call on province for clearly defined re-opening plan

A statement from the mayors of Niagara’s 12 municipalities: On Thursday Premier Doug Ford announced an extension to the Stay-at-Home order until at least June 2. The extension is needed to provide additional time to control the spread of COVID-19, bring down case counts, take pressure off already overburdened hospitals and put more vaccines in […]

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April with a theme to celebrate the everyday heroes that have made a difference over the last year. Mayor Sendzik invites St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem, based on the theme “Our Community Heroes”, for the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. All types of poetry will be accepted – […]